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20 K8 Tech Curriculum Webtools in 20 Days
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Participants in this four-week online class (you can set the dates for your group as long as it ends by July 31st) will explore twenty of the digital tools used in the Structured Learning K-8 Technology Curriculum. These include 20 webtools from the following comprehensive list:
Participants will prepare one webtool every week that they will then teach to classmates in a group Google Hangout. Participants can select a webtool they’re familiar with, that they use in their classes (from the list above) or one they’d like to get to know. This can be done individually or in groups, as a live presentation or a moderated screencast. Each weekly Google Hangout will include five presentations of webtools by class members. They are about fifteen minutes each, with the goal of completing all presentations within 90 minutes.
This is a high-energy, innovative, and motivating class that can be reproduced in a Professional Development setting. Assessment for certificates is project-based so participants should be prepared to be fully-involved and eager risk-takers.
At the completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- use twenty new webtools from the Structured Learning K-8 Curriculum that integrate technology into classroom learning
- evaluate webtools they wish to use to determine which is the best fit for classroom needs including a summary, pros and cons, educational applications, step-by-step how-to details, and a sample
- present an overview of webtools to stakeholders in your school community such as administrators, library media specialists, students, parents, and colleagues
- feel a high degree of confidence unpacking the Structured Learning technology curriculum
- rely on classmates during the upcoming school year regarding questions about webtools used for the Structured Learning technology curriculum
Class is four weeks. Students spend about one-two hours preparing their webtool presentation and about 90 minutes at the weekly Google Hangout discussing the webtools classmates explored
Need help on a topic? Arrange 1:1 time with instructors.
At the course end, receive a certificate of achievement to validate accomplishments.
How Class Works
Students teach classmates how to use one webtool each week during the weekend Google Hangout. Each takes about ten minutes and includes a summary, pros and cons, educational applications, step-by-step how-to details, and a sample. This may be presented as a screencast (or annotated screenshots). Student also posts an example of the webtool project and the screencast/ screenshots to a community board as a resource for classmates.
Grading is self-assessed using a community Google spreadsheet (link provided).
The goal is to share your knowledge with others so we all leave this experience smarter, more informed, and more resilient.
Who Needs This
This course is designed for educators who:
- have purchased the K-8 curriculum and want a solid understanding of webtools being used
- worry about being able to use authentic webtools that are both transformative and normative
What Do You Need to Participate
- Internet connection
- Accounts for Google and various web-based tools (if any)
- Commitment of 2-5 hours per week for 4 weeks to learn tech
- Risk-takers attitude, inquiry-driven mentality, passion to optimize learning
- Software and webtool membership (if there are any)
- Assistance setting up hardware, network, infrastructure, servers, internet, headphones, microphones, phone connections, software.
Curious? Here’s a sample:
Covers a group of five individuals and all required materials
We take PO’s–contact Zeke Rowe for details–zeke rowe at structuredlearning dot net